Melodius' Journey with Breast Cancer

Patient: Breast Cancer

Patient Info: Finished active treatment less than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: over 6 years ago, Female, Age: 58, Stage III, HER2 Positive: No, ER Positive: Yes, PR Positive: Yes

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    • Melodius
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 4 years ago
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    Single mastectomy or bilateral

    Decision Point

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    • Melodius
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 4 years ago
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    Double Mastectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    Horrible reaction to anesthesia (per usual...) was worse than any other part of the surgery or recovery. Unable to speak above a choked whisper and unable to put sentences together with back pain that was excrutiating.

    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • Melodius
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 4 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    Was diagnosed just 15 days before opening a brand new hospital - talk about craziness on top of crazy

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    • Melodius
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 4 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    Skin burns were intense which broke open and had to be treated with antibiotic cream. Otherwise activities of daily living were no problems.

    Painless Experience: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Agree
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    • Melodius
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 4 years ago
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    Wondered if all of the treatments were "enough" - have to trust and move on

    Oh No

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    • Melodius
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 4 years ago
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    Targeted therapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    The third through seventh days after each infusion cycle were rough - felt as if I was 100 yrs old and tottered around like a small breeze would snap me in half and knock me over.

    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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